Powder coating was first developed in the 1960s and has since evolved into a popular choice for covering a variety of types of items. Not only does it look great, it provides a durable coating and it is available in nearly any color on the spectrum. Here are a few popular questions people have about powder coating.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a method of finishing products by applying an environmentally friendly powder made up of tiny particles. It is a modern, clean, and efficient electrostatic powder coating which relies on the attraction between the particles. After the powder is initially applied, it is essentially “baked” in an oven. The coating then adheres around the item being sprayed, creating an extremely durable outer shell that is scratch and weather resistant.
How Durable is Powder Coating?
Powdering an item will provide it with a long-lasting durable coating that can last 20 years or longer, allowing the item to retain its looks from when the coating was first applied. There are different types of powders used for different purposes, depending on if the item will be stored outdoors or indoors and what sort of use it will see.
What Colors are Available?
Nearly any color on the spectrum can be created from existing powders, but some colors may cost more depending on their availability.
What Can’t be Powder Coated?
Because items must be baked at very high temperatures items that would otherwise burn at these temperatures are not good candidates for powder coating. This includes some wood pieces, rubber and plastic. There are methods of powder coating these types of surfaces, but it is a different process than traditional powder coating.
Is Powder Coating Better than Spray Painting?
Hands down, yes. Powder coating is not only environmentally friendly, unlike spray painting which often results in the use of harsh chemicals and solvents, as well as producing an overspray, powder coating contains negligible amount of pollutants and coating is completed in a controlled process to ensure it is safe. Powder coating will also last for years longer compared to spray paint alternatives and it is weather resistant.
Powder coating is a great tool for creating a gorgeous, hard covering for many types of materials. If you are looking for powder coating in Los Angeles contact the professionals at Sundial Powder Coatings. We provide commercial and residential powder coating services throughout Los Angeles using a proven method of application. Give us a call today at (818) 767-4477 to request a quote or for more information about powder coating in Southern California!